Exclusive Interview: HBO Max’s Genera+ion star Nava Mau “it’s important for queer & trans people to see that we are lovable & we have a lot of wisdom to offer”

Currently starring in HBO Max's LGBTQ+ darkly comic drama series Genera+ion, created by Daniel and Zelda Barnz, Nava Mau is a mixed-race trans Latina filmmaker, actress, and cultural worker. She wrote, produced, directed, and starred in the compelling and moving short film Waking Hour, that premiered at LA's Outfest Fusion in 2019 before playing at... Continue Reading →

Exclusive Interview: It’s A Sin writer Russell T. Davies “I didn’t want to write a drama about deathbeds. I wanted to reclaim that ground & remember those lives with joy”

Over the past three decades the Swansea-born multi-BAFTA-winning and Emmy-nominated writer Russell T. Davies has emerged as one of the most distinctive voices in television. With bold, groundbreaking series like Queer As Folk, Cucumber, A Very English Scandal, and Years and Years he has entertained and provoked audiences, creating some of the most memorable queer... Continue Reading →

Exclusive Interview: Zackary Drucker on co-directing HBO’s Elizabeth Carmichael docu-series The Lady and the Dale “I identify as a queer heretic & a freak, I’ve never wanted to pander to respectable society & Liz embodies that too”

Multimedia artist Zackary Drucker has performed and exhibited her work internationally at museums, galleries, and film festivals including the Whitney Biennial 2014, MoMA PS1, Hammer Museum, Art Gallery of Ontario, MCA San Diego, and SF MoMA. She is the Emmy-nominated producer of the docu-series This Is Me, which explores personal stories of trans experience, and... Continue Reading →

TV Review: The Lady and the Dale ★★★★

The richly detailed, fast-paced, and riveting new four-part HBO docu-series The Lady and the Dale explores the extraordinary life of transgender businesswoman Elizabeth Carmichael, who in the thick of the 1970s energy crisis promoted a low-cost futuristic looking fuel-efficient three-wheeled automobile, The Dale. On the back of a successful PR blitz with Carmichael at its... Continue Reading →

TV Series: Veneno ★★★★★

Creators Javier Calvo and Javier Ambrosi, who also direct six out of the eight episodes in this stunning HBO Max co-production limited series, lovingly and masterfully weave an epic tapestry of the life of Spanish trans icon Cristina "La Veneno" Ortiz (Daniela Santiago, Isabel Torres), based on her memoirs, Not A Whore, Not A Saint,... Continue Reading →

Exclusive Interview: HBO’s I May Destroy You star Paapa Essiedu on his groundbreaking queer character “me & Michaela Coel wanted to create someone that felt real & truthful”

I May Destroy You, a co-production between HBO and the BBC, is fast becoming one of the most talked about television series of the year on both sides of the Atlantic. Centring authentic Black voices and exploring frank and nuanced questions around sexual consent and exploitation it is compelling and essential viewing. Written and created... Continue Reading →

Film Review: Welcome to Chechnya ★★★★

Oscar-nominated filmmaker and journalist David France follows his searing AIDS activism documentary, How to Survive a Plague, and the poignant The Death and Life of Marsha P. Johnson, with a deeply unsettling look at Chechnya’s anti-LGBTQ purge. Inspired by Masha Gessen's The New Yorker article Forbidden Letters: The Gay Men Who Fled Chechnya’s Purge, Welcome... Continue Reading →

Exclusive Interview: Navajo Drag Queen featured on HBO’s We’re Here Lady Shug “normally people who are not queer or two-spirit or part of our culture speak for us”

If you're a regular reader of The Queer Review you'll already know that we are big fans of HBO's We're Here, which has been helping to uplift us and give us some comfort and hope during self-isolation. And, without fail, making us cry! We've already spoken exclusively to We're Here's drag mothers, Drag Race alum,... Continue Reading →

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